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1(1)Every adoption order must contain a direction to the Registrar General to make in the Adopted Children Register an entry in the form prescribed by regulations made by the Registrar General with the approval of the Scottish Ministers.
(2)For the purposes of compliance with the requirements of sub-paragraph (1)—
(a)where the precise date of the child’s birth is not proved to the satisfaction of the court—
(i)the court is to determine the probable date of the child’s birth, and
(ii)the date so determined is to be specified in the adoption order as the date of the child’s birth,
(b)where the country of birth of the child is not proved to the satisfaction of the court—
(i)if it appears probable that the child was born in a part of the British Islands, the child is to be treated as having been born in Scotland,
(ii)in any other case, the particulars of the country of birth may be omitted from the adoption order and from the entry in the Adopted Children Register,
(i)the application for the adoption order specifies a name (or names) and surname as being those of the child, that name (or those names) and surname are to be recorded in the adoption order as the name (or names) and surname of the child,
(ii)no name (or names) or surname is so specified, the original name (or names) of the child and the surname of the applicant are to be recorded in the adoption order as the name (or names) and surname of the child.
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